Biliary Atresia

Biliary atresia is a rare congenital disorder where the common bile duct between the liver and the small intestine is blocked or absent. Symptoms of biliary atresia usually appear within two months of birth in the form of jaundice and an enlarged liver.


  • understanding how and why scar tissue forms around the bile ducts, causing the blockage that results in biliary atresia
  • our recent research has found: hepatic stellate cells cause the cirrhosis which is characteristic in biliary atresia.